Monday, February 6, 2012

Masculine Nautical

VCMP challenge 2...a masculine nautical card. Oh boy! This one made me stop and think. I have lots of beach type stamps but nothing even remotely masculine. My first thought was "it's time to go shopping!" Then it popped into my head to use nautical alphabet flags. I pulled up a chart and did a little playing around. I came up with this:

The background is Cuttlebugged and inked with grey. I cut 1/2" squares and colored them with Copics to spell "hello." I hung them from some twine and stamped a small hello inside the card to help with the translation.

To do the inking on the background, I gently dragged a grey stamp pad over the embossing. Imagine my surprise when the pad popped off the plastic! It was a $1 Studio G pad I got at Michaels. My replacement will be a better quality lol. Thank goodness it was a light color since I got it all over my fingers finishing the inking!

Have a good night!


  1. Love it!! I love your background! And the flags!!!

  2. Super cute! It's a shame about your ink pad. I have a lot of the Studio G ones and I have a blue one that's starting to detach from the base, too. I'll have to watch it carefully!

  3. This is great! It'll be perfect for a sailor!

  4. Great, creative solution for the Masculine Nautical challenge Cherie! I like that you came up with something from supplies you already had and it's especially fun that some might have to do a bit of work to figure out just what it says.

  5. very clever - I would have never thought of that - thanks for playing along.

    Although shopping is always good.

    Barb Housner

  6. OH! Such a creative card! I love it.

  7. Very creative with the flags, great backgound love, love your design

  8. This is a great idea for a card!


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